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More than 500,000 foreign-born soldiers from countries throughout the world served in Union armies during the American Civil War.

The South American giant anteater eats more than 30,000 ants a day.

William the Conqueror brought apple pie to England from France in 1066.

The original title of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice was First Impression.

Bacteria - the tiniest free-living cells - are so small that a single drop of liquid may contain 50million of them.

The red-and-white striped barber pole originally symbolised a bleeding arm swathed in bandages and dates back to long ago when barbers also performed as surgeons.

A honeybee can only produce less than half a teaspoonful of honey in its lifetime.

Eggshells have nearly 8000 pores for oxygen to flow in and for carbon dioxide to flow out - so chicks breathe in the egg.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 1, 2009
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